LETTERS – Can Sir John explain?

May I invite Sir John Hayes to explain to the readers of this paper and to his constituents at large why he voted against free school meals for hungry children from impoverished backgrounds. I Sloanvia email (Ed – He explained his reasoning here.)

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LETTERS – Working together is stronger

Over the last decade, the local residents of Carrington Road and surrounding areas have been blighted by an eyesore that has overstayed its welcome. The site was bought after the closure of Burden’s Garage, on the junction of Carrington Road with Bourne Road. On several occasions in the past I have raised my concern in the local press and spoke ...

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LETTERS – Objection over bank closure

My wife and I herewith register our absolute objection to the proposed closure of the Long Sutton Branch of TSB. This is the last remaining bank branch in the town, and would be greatly missed by many customers, particularly the elderly, local businesses, and market traders. A visit to the nearest branch of TSB at King’s Lynn would be a ...

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LETTERS – You ain’t seen nothing yet

I write with reference to the questions posed, and the request for enlightenment, from Mr C Ayres in his letter to this publication of October 22. Sir, you have moved to a predominately poorly (or, at best, poorer) educated, unskilled, unsophisticated, blue collar, working class area. My experience of life is that this socioeconomic demographic is nearly always devoid of ...

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LETTERS – Who authorised hiring?

I have to ask, who authorised the hiring of Nathan Elvery? See bottom left, page 21 of Private Eye No 1533 dated 23 October to 5 November 2020. Nigel WickendenSpalding

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LETTERS – Thanks for being brilliant

Can I through your letters page say a massive thank you to all of my supporters who have still donated goods for me to sell on my charity car boot sale in aid of Springhill Hospice, even in this most difficult time. Also thank you to the customers who have come out and purchased the said goods. My total now ...

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LETTERS – Despair over town centre

I despair. What’s happened to common sense when Coun James Avery states in the Voice 15/10 “that more outlets at Springfields will be beneficial to the town centre”. What town centre? Who’s going to get back in their car from Springfields and come to a ghost town and pay exorbitant car parking fees as he suggests? These 18 new outlets ...

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LETTERS – Spalding is no market town now

I write with regard to a letters dated Oct 8, one by Rodney Sadd in which he states “my home town, which was once a lovely market town…” and one from Kevin Davis who states “lest we forget, Spalding is a market town”. I have to say, Rodney Sadd’s words were the more accurate and apposite description of Spalding. It ...

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LETTERS – Holbeach deserves better

Why does Holbeach always get grey things? Take the paviors in town – grey, the cheapest. Spalding’s are red, the most expensive. Then take the blot on the landscape, the new food college on the bypass, dark grey and ugly. Where were the planners allowing this in open countryside? I have lived in Holbeach after doing National Service in the ...

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LETTERS – Some comments on COVID

I would like to make a couple of comments on the ongoing situation with COVID-19. I do understand we all have to be on guard with going out etc, but recently my husband had to be rushed to hospital. I was told that no matter what I was not allowed to turn up at A&E, so this meant I had ...

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LETTERS – Check returns policies

I recently purchased some boots from a charity shop and was told I was not allowed to try them on because of COVID-19 restrictions. When I tried them on at home, they were far too small so I had to return them to the charity shop. I was amazed when I was told I could not have a refund as ...

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LETTERS – Why are employers so rude?

My partner and I relocated from a vibrant area in Essex a month ago to Spalding. My partner has applied for several positions since arriving here, but to date with no job offers. After working for Alliance Boots PLC for the last 15 years at their major Lakeside Thurrock store where she was involved heavily in every aspect of retail ...

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LETTERS – Springfields can help town centre

Spalding & District Civic Society notes the approval of the plans for the extension to the Springfields Shopping Centre. We also note the s.106 contribution of £200,000 from the developer for the benefit of the Spalding town centre. We cannot ignore the fact that the Springfields has been successful in achieving over 15 years of growth in turnover, bucking the ...

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LETTERS – Proposals to improve the town

As a follow up from my recent concerns regarding the failed initiatives and lack of funding for Spalding town centre, I would like to put forward some proposals for the Improvement Plan Steering Committee and in particular the newly appointed portfolio holder for growth and regeneration Coun Harry Drury. The importance of healthy vibrant town centres has been highlighted recently ...

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LETTERS – Rise up and save our bank

I am extremely perturbed by the proposal to close Long Sutton’s last High Street bank, the busy local branch of TSB. I suspect that vigorous objections and a petition will be forthcoming. To propose doing this in the middle of our current unique national crisis is unbelievably insensitive and unhelpful to our residents. Having been contacted by TSB headquarters last ...

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LETTERS – Thanks for kindness after fall

I had a fall in Spalding on Wednesday, September 30. I wish to thank all the people who helped me, especially the two ladies who stayed and got me a taxi home. A Pepper

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LETTERS – Take note of Stamford Market

On a lovely sunny day my wife and I decided to take a jaunt over to Stamford for a little shopping and change of scenery. To our surprise we were confronted with a very large and bustling market place. Everyone was being very respectful and adhering to social distancing even though it was very busy. On closer inspection it was ...

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LETTERS – In two minds over proposal

On one hand I welcome the proposal by Triton Property to create more jobs at the Springfields Outlet Leisure & Shopping Centre in Spalding. Springfields attracts many people to the area and with the expansion plan comes more stability for people, jobs and the local economy. But my other hand is full of concern as I see my home town, ...

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LETTER – Will new design go to planning?

Re your article in the Voice dated 24/9/20 about work on the north section of the S.W.R.R. Please can Karen Cassar of LCC answer this question, or anyone else for that matter. Your article states that highways and the transport committee designers were looking to reduce costs on this section even further. It said detailed designs of the section are ...

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LETTERS – Think before you park

I have had a lot of complaints recently about irresponsible parking, particularly near corners, road junctions, and pedestrian crossings. The Hawthorn Bank/Bourne Road/Winsover Road Junction seems to be the worst with vehicles parking close to corners and on the zig zag lines. I have asked for the white lines to be extended and enforcement officers to attend. There also seems ...

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